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Miracle Story


Pamela Drake

God’s Loving Embrace

Submitted into: Miracles Of Self Category,

On: 2014-11-24 00:50:42

July 16, 2006 was when I was held in a loving embrace by God while attending a business conference in Portland, Oregon. His timing was so perfect, as my mood and behavior the previous several days had been less than admirable as we hurriedly prepared to fly from Wisconsin for our quarterly function.

Our flight was to leave from Minneapolis, a 3 hour drive from home that neither I nor my husband were looking forward to, and we were also dreading the same drive back home after a long weekend of intense education with a little entertainment added. The only flights I was able to book were “red eye” flights, with one long layover on the way home, which meant traveling in the wee hours of the morning and arriving, exhausted at the airports on either end.

It was 3:00 AM Saturday when we arrived at the Portland airport, and by the time we collected our luggage and checked into the hotel it was going on 5:00AM. From the time we left home to the time our heads hit the pillow at the hotel, numerous little things had gone wrong.  Each little mishap was no big deal, but as you go through a very long day like that, they definitely added up, and did not help my sour mood.

Our first meeting was to begin at 8:00 AM Saturday, and after only a few hours of sleep we were both totally exhausted, but had to muster the energy to make it through the day of listening to the various speakers. My husband is the type who can just “go with the flow” and never be bothered by poor attitude; a very positive type person. I, on the other hand, am more impatient and need lessons in how to stay positive in life.

The weekend flew by fast and we found ourselves sitting at the last gathering on Sunday afternoon, after the phenomenal all denominational church service that our organization offers. The church services are usually the best part of the weekend for me. We listened to our new leader’s closing remarks as he dedicated this last part of the weekend to our previous leader and founder of the organization, who had just retired from the leadership position two months prior to this weekend.

As our new leader, his wife, the retired leader and his wife gathered on stage, what appeared to be a cake pan covered loosely with a towel was brought out and placed upon the podium. Words of encouragement directed to each of us in the crowd of almost 3,000 people, about how we all had it in us to be the best in life that God intended us to be, seemed to pierce through my heart like an arrow. It was as if he was speaking directly to me and nobody else. Just as I began to catch my breath from the power of his words, the lights were dimmed and in the background the song “You’re Beautiful”, by Rod Stewart began to play as the towel was lifted from the pan.

We stood in awe as we all watched 100 beautiful butterflies released from their captive and spread their wings as they floated up to the ceiling of the auditorium, just hanging in mid air effortlessly. At that precise moment my knees began to buckle as I felt a warm tingling throughout my body and my heart was so filled with love, joy, truth and faith, as I identified with those beautiful creatures freely floating above us. Instantly I knew it was God’s embrace which encompassed me, as tears began to stream down my face and I heard His words as if standing directly behind me, saying, “You are loved. You will be one of these butterflies one day, free and beautiful, living your life as I have planned for you. Now go, My child, spread the Word, and love all people.”


Pamela J. Drake

Wisconsin, USA